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Old Hickory Beach

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US Army Corps of Engineers

Old Hickory Lake


Old Hickory Beach sits along the lengthy shoreline of Old Hickory Lake. The day-use area is perfect for visitors looking to spend a day on the lake or lounging on the beach. Entertaining is easy with a large group picnic shelter accommodating up to 100 guests and grills for cooking out. Birders can find a mix of waterfowl, wading birds, migratory songbirds and the occasional Blue heron or Snowy egret. Other wildlife in the area includes wild turkey, rabbits and white-tailed deer.


Swimming and sailing are popular activities on the lake, while anglers will find an abundant population of catfish, crappie and bass for exceptional bank and boat fishing. Hikers can explore the 1.1-mile Old Hickory Lake Nature Trail, featuring three loops (the Woodland Loop, Willow Swamp Loop and the Wildlife Loop), covering varying terrain. The trail is located below Old Hickory Dam near the tailwater parking lot.


A sandy swimming beach, a playground for the kids, small shelter near the beach and water, large reserveable shelter, and boat ramps.

Natural Features

Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir created by the Old Hickory Lock and Dam on the Cumberland River. The lake is named after former president Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his tough and aggressive personality.

Nearby Attractions

Take in the nightlife of downtown Nashville if city entertainment beckons or stick with the great outdoors and sit on the fishing piers at Rockland, Sanders Ferry, Shutes Branch, and Bledsoe Creek State Park. The lake is also near the Hermitage, the plantation where U.S. President Andrew Jackson lived in the early 1800s.

Charges & Cancellations

If a customer cancels a group day use facility (shelter) reservation within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date, they will forfeit the total day use fee with no service charge.

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Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 20, 2017

Old Hickory Beach

Old Hickory Beach Day Use Area is not what I would consider a hidden gem..that being said if you like swimming in lake water this is a nice enough area.

Roughly 8 miles from I65 in Hendersonville, Tn I didn't see any signage on the way in but my phone map located the area with no issue. Sorta out of the way and past an industrial area, not exactly picturesque, but gets the job done.

Boat ramp, fishing, picnic and beach areas, no camping. 5$ for beach access and no dogs in the beach area.

Almost forgot to mention an interesting business I saw on the way out.

The Skulls Saloon, now the name would indicate a certain clientele....but, it was closed with no vehicles in the parking lot to help me base my stereotype off of ;) AND was in the industrial business area, (which is actually pretty smart lease wise, but also a place you would find a certain type of bar) Dunno..........

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Old Hickory Beach is located in Tennessee

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From Nashville, take I-65 North to exit 92, TN-45/Old Hickory Blvd toward Madison, continue until you cross over the Cumberland River then take the 2nd left onto Bridgeway Ave., travel approximately 0.2 miles and turn left onto Ensley Ave., continue approximately 0.3 miles and turn left onto Swinging Bridge Road, continue approximately 0.4 miles and turn right onto Burnett Road. The entrance to the park will be at the end of the road.


Old hickory, TN 37138


36.287504 N
86.660673 W

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